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May 23, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of international waters. 162 countries and the european community have ratified the treaty but the united states is not to read to the secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary leon panetta urged the senate to approve the treaty setting national security, job creation and oil exploration. they testified at the senate foreign relations committee. it's just under three hours. >> the hearing will come to order. thank you all very much for being with us today. secretary clinton, secretary panetta and general dempsey, welcome, we are privileged to have you here today. we thank you for joining us. it's a rare occasion in any committee but in this committee when we have simultaneously a panel of witnesses that brings together americans top diplomat, our country's top descends official and our nation's top military officer. your presence here altogether powerfully underscores the importance that you put on this issue. our committee shares the sense of importance which is why i hope without respect to party or ideology we begin an open, honest and comprehensive discussion about whether the
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May 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to pass and send the message to the world that the united states senate supports the stated policy of our government in this critical issue. nobody wants iran to be able to move forward and attain nuclear capacity, and i am -- i'd be very concerned about moving forward on this language as it currently appears to me to be stated. mr. reid: is there an objection by either senator kyl or senator -- mr. kyl: yes, mr. president, for the reasons noted, i would hope that we could work our colleagues to fix the problem here. until we do i would have to object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. mr. reid: mr. president, this is sump a such an interesting conversation on the floor. i didn't have the papers. i don't blame nigh friend infrastructure arizona for not having the dowvment i don't blame nigh friend from missouri for only having a half-hour to look at this. this thing was given to the republican leader yesterday in midday. all right? now, mr. president, the language they're objecting to was in the base bill. so unless they didn't read the base bill, we have a problem here. now, the
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May 16, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the top counterterrorism threat to the nation. aqap has attempted several attacks on the united states in 2009 and 2010. we are currently exploiting an ied seized overseas which is similar to explosive devices used by aqap in the past. we also remain concerned about the threat from homegrown violent extremists. these individuals have no typical profile. their experience and motives are often distinct which make them difficult to find and difficult to stop. that may me turn next to counterintelligence. while we still confront additional s.b. notch, today's spies are students, researchers, business people or operators of front companies. they seek not only state secrets but also trade secrets, intellectual property and insider information from government, businesses and american universities. we are also seeing a growing insider threat. that is when employees use their legitimate access to steal secrets for the benefit of another company or another country. and of course the counterintelligence is now merging with the cyberthreat. so much sensitive data is stored on computer networks and
CSPAN
May 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
in 1983, we must make sure that any adversary who thinks about attacking the united states or our allies, or our vital interests, that the risks to him outweigh any potential gain. i don't believe that creating a u.s. military with no margin for error is the best way to ensure our allies or to deter our potential enemies and that is what i am worried about. america and the world are safer and more prosperous when the u.s. maintains military power and strength beyond challenge and i think it is the preeminent purpose of this subcommittee and today's hearing as much as is possible in this unclassified context, to drill down and ensure congress and the american people that they understand the risk of this budget that we would incur with what you have proposed today into our warfighters and our country. finally, secretary panetta has described the defense sequestration cuts as catastrophic inflicting severe damage to our national defense for generations. he compared the cuts to shooting ourselves in the head. it even with these compelling statements, i am still amazed that congress has not m
CSPAN
May 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
west talk about poverty in the united states. the book is quote code of the rich and the rest of us." facebook last month at hunter college in new york city. this is about one hour and 20 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. first of all to dr. green, thank you for the invitation to be here tonight. dr. west and i are in the midst of what is about a three week tour across the country for this new text "the rich and the rest of us a poverty manifesto." and we were asked to consider making one of our stops here to support this great work. we immediately accepted in part because we believed in the work that marinas during and dr. west has appeared at the conference before and i was just at the writers' conference this year matter of fact just a couple weeks ago so i'm back in new york city. a couple weeks later. but we've been delighted on this tour to have about half, just over half of the stops have been to support fund raising efforts, those kind of causes and entities we believe in supporting sorted is defeating america and all of the insecurity that exists in this country or the nati
CSPAN
May 15, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the president of the united states, george w. bush. [applause] >> thank you. please be seated. >> thank you for your kind words. all of us here today join you in hoping and praying for the end of violence and the advance of freedom and syria those that joined us for your example we honor your sacrifice and to celebrate your courage and we will support your struggle for as long as it takes. i want to think all of you for attending the washington launch of the freedom collection. i actually found my freedom by leaving washington. [laughter] but it's a good on occasion to be back to see old friends to a i want to thank those that work for the bush foundation and the more glendale's president. i think jimmy the founding director and all those that work for the bush institute. i want to thank you for joining us today. we are honored you are here. thank you for your leadership of the revolution. members of congress that join us i appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules. diplomatic corps think you for being here, and members of the bush at administration a mighty bush administration. t
CSPAN
May 22, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the with the government as a part of the united states can continue to lead in the clean energy sector. as all of the witnesses today point out in their written testimony there's a global race to produce the next generation of energy technologies, the prices on our electricity bills or at the pump do not always reflected our current energy system is very expensive, and the costs all of us pay in national energy and climate and economic security are unacceptably high, and it's likely the fast-growing economies throughout the developing world will be looking to a new generation of technologies that of lead these costs. it's not only a concern about costs and their effect on future generations, it's also a significant commercial opportunity for u.s. entrepreneurs. fortunately, developing new technologies has historically been a great strength in the united states to come and as a witness is pointing of in the area where the government has been an effective partner although there has been a broad consensus in congress in the past and favor of investing in these emerging technologies we've been sen
CSPAN
May 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. it is a compliment, for 80 years for men and women of the united states border patrol have been writing through a unique and particular brand. since the days of the borderlands of the southwest, the border patrol has done no less than protect and defend this country's borders. as was written, if a man did no. as was written, if a man did not like a branch or the way they conducted their affairs, he was free to quit. and many did. if he stayed on, he gave loyalty and expected it. for 80 years, the men and women have stayed on, giving their loyalty to their mission and this nation. since may 28, 1924, the u.s. border patrol has responded to an ever changing and maturing nation as it recognizes the need to curb the influx of people and contraband entering the borders. as the nation of all, so do the job. during the prohibition era, inspectors pursued liquor smugglers and mountains of arizona. as world war ii raged, border patrol inspector is scanned the atlantic horizon for enemy submarines off the coast of florida. the cold weather.border patrol on domestic flights serving as air marshals. during
CSPAN
May 14, 2012 8:30pm EDT
in his legal career, he served as a prosecutor in the united states attorneys offices of san francisco and boston. after working as a partner in the boston law firm, director mueller return to the justice department in 1989 as an assistant to the attorney general and later as the head of the criminal division. in 1998, director mueller was named the united states attorney in san francisco, a position he held until 2001 when he was nominated to be director of the fbi. director mueller, once again, we welcome you today. we look forward to your statement. if you will please proceed. good morning and thank you, chairman smith, ranking member conyers and members of the committee. i do want to thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. i think you for your continued support of the men and women of the fbi. as you know and have pointed out, the bureau has undergone unprecedented change in recent years, since the attacks of september 11, we have refocused efforts to address and prevent emerging terrorist threats. the terrorist threat is more diverse than it was 10 year
CSPAN
May 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
him to 33 years in prison because the united states of america didn't apologize for an entirely separate incident? i am sorry, that is not the kind of logic that makes any sense or is any kind of decency. >> i would like to see all of the factors behind this airstrike. i don't know enough to reach a final conclusion. the united states regrets the needless lending or death of anyone and we have made that very clear, so i hope that we can complete the investigation and then the president and the secretary of state will make that decision weather and apologies in order. in the meantime that is not an excuse to sentence somebody to 33 years in prison. >> are there any further restrictions on the japanese money for the buildup and qualm? any changes on the tangible progress and on the construction, is there any military construction money beyond the guam national guard or any new -- infrastructure? >> i think we continued the provision relative to limiting additional construction and till we get those reports, and there was a military construction projects on qualm. i think it was th
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
mary schapiro, the 29th chairman of the united states securities and exchange commission here to provide a regulatory update. our format this morning is a q&a and i'm pleased that she really is the hardest working person in the gm m.. mellody hobson president president of aerial investments in their gm chair will serve as the questioner. we are eager to get to their conversation but first, permit me to say a few words about chairmanship euro. in short, she has had a remarkable career as an effective regulator and an extraordinarily strong advocate for investors. in 1988 president ronald reagan appointed her commissioner of the fcc. she was named acting fcc chairman by president bill clinton in 1993. president clinton later appointed chairman schapiro, chairman of the commodities futures trading commission where she served until 1996. from there, chairman schapiro entered the leadership ranks of the financial industries self-regulatory organizations. in 2006, she was named chairman and ceo of the nasd. in that role, she oversaw an ast's merger with a member regulation operation
CSPAN
May 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. it's one of our bio members investing in the united states by building a $30 million-pound per year commercial success neck acid by your refinery in lake providence, louisiana. by your refinery will create 50 full-time jobs and will revitalize the port of leith providence. the bio-based markets program is expanding consumer awareness of promising alternatives to petroleum direct chemicals and products to a consumer labeling and prefer procurement procedures. open a bio refinery assistance program to renewable chemicals would further accelerate these promising technologies. i written testimony, which you have before you include several additional examples of the tremendous impact energy title programs are having and rural economies. biotechnology is unlocking potential of agriculture and forestry to create new opportunities like these for rural economic prosperity and energy security. farmville energy programs such as bio refinery assistance program, the cap and bio-based markets program in combination with the complementary federal policies like to renewable fuel standard are suppor
CSPAN
May 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for some support for our military families, the vice president of the united states, joe biden. [applause] thank you. thank you. please, be seated. am julca laden's husband, joe has i'm known here in washington and in my household. [laughter] general dempsey, i've been around washington for a long while. i was one of those folks to call its chairman of the foreign relations committee for a long time coming and i have gotten to meet an awful lot of incredible military personnel and some remarkable women and men who have worn the uniform and they all have different qualities, but i want to tell you just for a second about why i like dempsey so much and when dee dee even more. i really mean this. these guys get it. you're not a number. you're not a soldier or a soldier's family. these guys wear it in their heart to. i've been with them when we visited the bases where some of your heroes have fallen and watch, watch how dee dee response. i watched the general. he's a tough guy but i watch and you can almost hear his heartbreaking. there's something special about both of them. and i guess you
CSPAN
May 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to study the united states and europe and australia and canada and get scholarships. the idea was of some leading chinese business people is they would send students abroad that would work part time, and then they would earn money and study at the universities can't come back and bring with a have in china build up the new strong shy net. at that time, deng ziaoping was 16 and he was one of the youngest and the group to pass the exams to go to france, and of all the countries the chinese students wanted to go to at that time, france was the main one. during world war i, about half a million chinese workers went to the soviet union to work, and about 150,000 went to france. so there were a lot of work opportunities in france and the chinese felt that that was a great civilization and so a group of youths went to france in 1920, 1930, and from that group came the communist league. what happened was, to get their first of all they had to be pretty well-educated, and that meant their parents had to have money so they were not from the worker class for the present class, they were from the bri
CSPAN
May 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
as a complete embarrassment for the united states military. to the secretary of army's leadership and guidance arlington national cemetery is on the path to success. his goal is to fix arrington and bring it to the 21st century with computerized record-keeping and efficient modernize daily operations, maintenance and administration and to this point the process has succeeded. the civilian cemetery has been a huge part of success where she is one of the men and women who live at arlington, the military and civilian and highly exemplary professional manner. my concern with arlington is not with professionals and leaders who turned arlington around and worked tirelessly to ensure the falling numbers of a all volunteer force are veterans and their families are treated with respect, reverend and honor that they deserve, the leadership has set a standard for how we care for the nation's fallen heroes, ensuring they will rest in peace for eternity at arlington with the honor and dignity they deserve. my concern though is that arlington national cemetery is an army installation, which rests on a joint
CSPAN
May 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and writing in the united states, not only through books and talks on our web site but also through national book festival programming. since the book festival was created in 2001, we have accumulated war ore than 730 minutes, 45 minute talks from different writers so i hope you take advantage of that. it's really a snapshot of the importance of american writing that is growing each year and now we are lo and behold, going to go into our second decade of national book festival and books beyond talks. because today's talk is being filmed i urge you to turn off all things electronic. once our speakers introduced, you will hear from her. there are more seats up front please if you want to come on up. then there will be a session about a 20 minute session of questions and answers. then there will be a book signing, so books are for sale at the special library of congress discount in the back of the room and you also can pick up a schedule for future talks ahead. in in the question and answer period, we will be filming that part of it for c-span as well and i'm going to ask people to come up to t
CSPAN
May 7, 2012 8:30pm EDT
president obama has issued a proclamation recognizing may 1st as long day throughout the united states to provide electric knowledge and support the assistance of our partner organizations, our host the woodrow wilson international center for scholars, the federation of states and humanities councils presented by president mcintosh, just as the state and its executive stricter, the national league of women voters represented by the executive stricter and the national center for state courts represented by its president mary mcqueen please join me in thanking all of them for their support. [applause] i would also like to lead to which the american bar association staff which as worked so hard to organize this and our other activities kick in the public education which organizes the annual event and the communications and media relations division. each year to select a theme what can inform and inspire the hundreds of programs and activities that take place in court houses, schools, state capitols and city halls across america. this year's theme no courts, no justice, no freedom was chos
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May 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on fire and i would give if columbia university doesn't recognize the united states military is occupying viet on the way the new york city department occupies ireland there trying to occupy this campus, then brothers and sisters you need to do more than take the campus over today. you need to burn the place down. students would share. fast-forward 40 years and am walking towards the class. the statue of alma mater is where where it is said that he or she is a big bronze statue at the center of campus and i hear someone go and there's no students around. under my comics around. i take another step and i look a minute that statue, and the same statue with the north vietnamese flag and spray paint and she says professor of now. i remember when you wanted to burn the place down. who alma mater could speak. who knew she was black. thank you. [applause] >> we are going to keep you to q&a. to help us moderate to q&a as philadelphia sound sultan ahmad who for 23 years of public administration american public policy grade here in philadelphia. he and his wife founded and serves as president of th
CSPAN
May 21, 2012 8:30pm EDT
long ago japan was reaching in the exercise of this model and the bush folks on the united states we worried real power then, and we lost about five industries that were major industries overnight because they were so efficient there's a source of the match for the business model, the u.k. business model there are things we do that make us very japan was able to agree quickly not only compete well but destroy the american presence in the industries of steel, television sets, i think that we invented it, and the consumer electronics that are around there are other things, too. we lost all those companies in the matter of a few years. and finally, intel came along and japan continues to the business model in a much more nuanced way than before and this began a long streak of stories. if you watch salles triet today they are doing exactly what japan did to america today you were voting for tvs don't vote for japan vote for south korea and if you are voting the same story we watch japan last week and there will be other things, flat screens, so clearly samsung this taken to looks at the
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2012 8:30pm EDT
and republicans in the congress of the united states. they differ a little bit state-by-state but in the congress is clearly that way. i am trying to determine the cause of that because when they take polls, the self-description but by most people is that they are moderate liberal or whatever and the majority people are very close to it first as any other description of being extremist or hard line. the parties i met in separate that out because they tend to be a little more extreme if you will towards their views of being either progressive liberal or conservative and it becomes very difficult to get people elected who are going to be in the middle. i am trying to determine the cause of all of this. i think part of it is the political parties who have the ability to take some of the legislation you mentioned and destroy a person's voting record on that basis. but i think part of it also is the media that we tend to overlook. there has been a big change in the media in the last 10 or 15 years in this country in that it has become a lot more polarized. i am not just talking about "fox news." there
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
together by e-mail for a couple of months and then i was in the united states then went over to cambridge to spend a couple of weeks there with him in his office. so there we were, again facing the screen where he was using his two words in another screen had the manuscript at the book on it. i prepared very carefully for those by knowing exactly which phrases, which paragraphs and so on i was going to bring to its attention. so i said stephen, i think the words they are her too much jargon. i think it needs to be stated in everyday words if we can do that. and so, i heard this clicking and producing his wife said, it seems clear to me. i thought we really are in trouble. this is not going to work. then i looked over at him and i saw this big smile and he was looking at me seeing how is going to take it. and i knew he was having beyond. it all worked very well. he was very conscientious, taking my advice about what was too difficult. i also take care ahead of time, and in many ways the lives they would have rewritten it to make it simpler, and the suggestion. as i suggested he didn't take
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
facilities elsewhere throughout the united states, but we're training these guys not only this sniping, but offroad driving, tactical driving, hand-to-hand, anything that deals with weapons, all the different tactics we are teaching the military and the law enforcement. and for the military we're, we have hired -- it's not just seals, you know? i'm, i am or was a seal, but, and there's a few more working with us, but i have a lot of, you know, special forces, marines, army. because when i have other units coming in, i don't want just a seal being up there and people think, ah, he's a seal, he has an ego, whatever, he thinks he's better than me. now i have a team of guys from all these different branches that were all coming together and saying, look, here's something that can help. and then sometimes army and marines you might have a little different lingo. so now at least you have that guy there that can speak your speak. and we do the same thing with law enforcement. we have the cops involved, heavily involved. we still have some military instructors in there because i do feel some o
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